I wrote an article on this for the Reveille a little while back.
The dry summer killed a bunch of borrowing cf, cause they need water in their gills to live.
The hurricanes forced a bunch of them out of their burrows, then when the ponds dried up those cf died.
The cold winter prevented a lot of growth in the cf that did live.
All in all...early season production is down 50%. Prices reflect that. The price you pay is more than fair....cf farmers will not make up the losses from this year. LINK
This post was edited on 3/8 at 1:28 pm